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THE R.I. SENATE finance committee will begin its review of the International Game Technology PLC contract next week. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ PAM BHATIA

Did state Democratic leaders make the right call delaying decisions on...

House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, all Democrats, on Sept. 11 announced that the General...
LONG WAIT: State Democratic leaders plan to wait until after the election in November to approve a budget for the current fiscal year, which began July 1.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/ NICOLE DOTZENROD

Delaying tough budget decisions until November is self-serving

No elected official wants to make decisions that could cost people their jobs, or funding needed to carry out valued community services. Such responsibility...
STATE LEADERS issued a joint statement Friday saying that the General Assembly will convene in a special session in November to consider the Fiscal Year 2021 state budget. They also said they will consider a special election for bond initiatives following the session. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

GA to consider FY21 budget in Nov., plan special election for...

PROVIDENCE – State Democratic leaders on Friday signaled they will delay budget decisions and bond-initiative considerations until November. House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, Senate President...
STANDING HER GROUND: Karen Santilli, director of Crossroads Rhode Island, is hopeful that an affordable-housing program included in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s initial budget proposal will survive despite the state’s new revenue woes. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unkindest cuts: Many casualties expected as R.I. begins ‘brutal’ budget process

The future looked encouraging for Karen Santilli just a few months ago. In mid-January, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo released a $10.2 billion fiscal 2021 budget...

J. Goodison Co. receives $504K federal grant to purchase new shipyard...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – J. Goodison Co. is one of 24 recipients awarded $19.6 million in discretionary grants through the federal Small Shipyard Grant Program,...

Legislators announce formation of COVID-19 Emergency Spending Task Force

PROVIDENCE – Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio and House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello announced April 21 the formation of a Joint Legislative COVID-19 Emergency...
CANNABIS CONVERSATION: PBN editor Michael Mello, right, moderates a panel discussion at PBN’s The Business of Cannabis Summit at the Omni Providence Hotel on Feb. 26, featuring from left: Karyn Rhodes, of Complete HR Solutions; Mitzi Hollenbeck, of Citrin Cooperman; Benjamin L. Rackliffe, an attorney at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara; and Kristyn Glennon, of BayCoast Bank. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN panel: R.I. will legalize recreational pot eventually

Even though the General Assembly leadership is attempting to put brakes on the legalization of recreational marijuana in Rhode Island, it’s just a matter...
THE SHAW'S SUPERMARKET announced that it will no longer provide plastic bags to customers at its Barrington location.  / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/GRAHAM BARCLAY

Senate approves plastic bag ban

PROVIDENCE – The state Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation banning plastic bags statewide. The bill, sponsored by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-Providence, prohibits...
BENJAMIN L. RACKLIFFE, second from right, an attorney at Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara LLC, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News' Business of Cannabis Summit on Wednesday in Providence. Also on the panel was, from left, Karyn Rhodes, of Complete HR Solutions; Mitzi Hollenbeck, of Citrin Cooperman; and Kristyn Glennon of BayCoast Bank. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN cannabis summit: Legalized recreational pot is only matter of time...

PROVIDENCE – It’s not a matter of whether recreational marijuana will be legalized in Rhode Island, it's a matter of when. That conclusion emerged from...
STAYING PUT: Adam Anderson, owner of landscape architecture firm Design Under Sky and a Wavemaker fellow, stands near the remnants of his “10,000 Suns” sunflower installation in Providence. Anderson is still paying off his student loans and says the Wavemaker program is one of the factors that kept him in Rhode Island.  / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

STEM-ing the flow: Is R.I.’s Wavemaker program reducing ‘brain drain’?

Architectural designer Kaitlin DeGregorio was weighing a job offer in New York 2½ years ago when she instead made a commitment to a construction...

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